The Eastern Connecticut Symphony Chorus (ECSC), a subsidiary of the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra, is comprised of approximately 80 auditioned singers from Southeastern Connecticut and Rhode Island, and range in age from high school students to octogenarians! Under the direction of Chorus Director Mark Singleton, the ensemble presents classical works by Beethoven, Mozart, Haydn, Mendelssohn and many other major composers, as well as works by contemporary composers such as John Rutter and Morten Lauridsen.

Once again, the ECSC will be performing four concerts this coming season. A successful Palm Sunday concert happened this past March, when the chorus joined forces with the ECSO and the Norwich Diocesan Choir in performing Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Requiem at Saint Patrick Cathedral under the direction of Maestro Toshiyuki Shimada.

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2016-2017 Concerts

Behold My Heart

Our first concert of the season will be held on SATURDAY, November 12, 2016, at 7:30 pm at Palmer Auditorium on the Connecticut College campus in New London. The ECSC will be joined by members of the Eastern CT Symphony Orchestra and the Stonington Singers from Mystic Middle School for the program featuring Paul McCartney’s Ecce Cor Meum . Please call the ECSO office at 860.443.2876 for ticket information or purchase tickets through

Handel’s Messiah: A Christmas Celebration

The concert will be held on FRIDAY, December 9, 2016 at 7:30pm at Saint Patrick Cathedral in Norwich, CT. The ECSC will be performing Handel's Messiah , The Christmas Portion with the Norwich Diocesan Choir. Please call the ECSO office at 860.443.2876 for ticket information.

Beethoven 9th Symphony

The ECSC joins the Eastern CT Symphony Orchestra to perform Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No.9 on SATURDAY, April 29, 2017 at 8:00pm at the Garde Arts Center in New London. Contact the ECSO office at 860.443.2876 for concert and ticket information. Please remember to tell them that you heard about it here! You can also order tickets to concerts held with the ECSO by visiting Thank you for your patronage! 

The ECSC counts on the support of ticket holders and donors. If you wish to learn more about the chorus, want to make a donation, or are interested in placing an ad in our concert program, please contact ECSC President Kathy Walburn at

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Eastern Connecticut 
Symphony Orchestra
289 State Street
New London, CT 06320

Phone: 860-443-2876

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The ECSO operates with additional support from the Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut Office of the Arts which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.